Lakota East 33, Lakota West 21 - final – Lakota East senior Derek Sasthav just intercepted Lakota West junior quarterback Malik Grove with 1:42 left in 4th quarter.
Lakota East 33, Lakota West 21 - 2:00 left in 4th quarter – Lakota East junior Nate Mays just intercepted Lakota West junior quarterback Malik Grove’s pass with 2 minutes to play. West now trails by 12 points with under two minutes to play.
Lakota East 27, Lakota West 21 - 4:33 left in 4th quarter – Lakota East just converted a 4-and-2 from the Lakota West 43-yard line with a 3-yard run by senior Will Mahone. That play gives Mahone 101 yards on 20 carries. More importantly, the play gives East the opportunity to run more clock.
Lakota East 27, Lakota West 21 - 8:21 left in 4th quarter – Lakota East was driving down the field, but junior Eric Eichler fumbled the snap which was recovered by senior defensive end Luke Scott at the Lakota West 20-yard line. However, the Firebirds just went 3-and-out.
Lakota East 27, Lakota West 21 – 3:09 left in 3rd quarter – Lakota West junior Malik Grove scored on a 1-yard TD run. On the previous play, Grove connected with junior Tyler Jones on a 59-yard pass play.
Lakota East 27, Lakota West 14 – 8:57 left in 3rd quarter – Lakota West drove down to the 3-yard line, but Lakota West junior Malik Grove threw an interception in the endzone on 4th-and-goal to Lakota East senior Tyler Schlensker.
Lakota East 27, Lakota West 14 – 10:24 left in the 3rd quarter – Lakota West went 3-and-out on the first possession of the second half. Lakota East senior Rob Harpring then returned the punt 56 yards for the touchdown.
Lakota East 21, Lakota West 14 – halftime individual stats – Lakota West – rushing: Grove 3-62, Horton 11-36-1, Jones 1-13, Pence 1-6, passing: Grove 4-9 for 71 and 1 TD, receiving: Parker 2-55, Jones 2-16-1 – Lakota East – rushing: Palmore 5-52-1, Mahone 8-35, Brown 2-17, Eichler 9-10-1, passing: Eichler 2-3 for 70 yards 1 TD, receiving: Brown 1-44, Brady 1-26-1.
Lakota East 21, Lakota West 14 – halftime – Lakota West junior Malik Grove tossed a pretty pass to classmate Tyler Jones in the corner of the endzone with 1:40 left in the half. Grove missed a series and a play after suffering an injury in the second quarter. On his first series back – touchdown West.
Lakota East 21, Lakota West 7 – 3:48 left in second quarter – Senior linebacker Keith Brady caught a 26-yard pass from Lakota East junior Eric Eichler. The 1-play, 26-yard drive came off a fumble by Lakota West junior Mikel Horton. West now has the ball with 3:40 left in the half and Lakota West junior Malik Grove is back in at quarterback.
Lakota East 14, Lakota West 7 – 7:17 left in second quarter – Lakota West junior Malik Grove was injured on a sack. Classmate Tyler Jones, who started last year at quarterback, came in to replace Grove. Grove was down for minute or two, but is now running on the sideline. The Firebirds have the ball back with 4:35 left in half, Jones still in.
Lakota East 14, Lakota West 7 – 9:11 left in second quarter – Lakota East junior Eric Eichler scored on a 2-yard touchdown run. Overall, Eichler had an impressive drive – converting a 3rd-and-16 on a perfect lob pass down the Lakota East sideline to junior Bobby Brown and converting a 4th-and-4th from the Lakota West 17-yard line with a 7-yard run on the option.
Lakota West 7, Lakota East 7 - 5:42 left in 1st quarter – Lakota East senior Chamada Palmore, who was a game-time decision after breaking his knuckles in a game earlier this month, just tied up the game with a 15-yard touchdown run. Earlier in the drive, Palmore had a 21-yard run.
Lakota West 7, Lakota East 0 - 8:25 left in 1st quarter – Junior Mikel Horton scores on his old team with a 13-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter. The touchdown play was set up by a 72-yard by junior quarterback Malik Grove on a 3rd-and-2 from the Lakota West 14-yard line. Overall the drive was four plays, 94 yards and took only 1:20.
Lakota East (6-3 overall, 4-2 in GMC) at Lakota West (8-1 overall, 5-1 in GMC)
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Second update – before the most recent updates are displayed at the top of this post:
Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. and here are some of the numbers provided by Lakota sports historian Bob Ashby.
*Lakota Split into two schools in 1997 but East/West series did not begin until 1998. All games have been regular season meetings.
*West leads the series 9-5
*West has won the last seven consecutive (4 @ East & 3 @ West)
*The last East win was in 2004 at West,
-In 2004 East was GMC co-champions but did not go to the playoffs.
-In 2004 West was third in GMC but did go to playoffs.
*5 of 14 games have been decided by one touchdown (7 points) or less. (3 others by less than two TD’s),
-1998 East 15-8 @ Galbreath Field, night – crowd estimated by press to be over 10,000
-1999 East 10-3 @ Galbreath Field
-2005 West 30-27 ot @ East
-2008 West 20-19 @ West
-2011 West 25-20 @ East
*4 of 14 games have held significance beyond the inter-school rivalry,
-2004.. East needed win to share GMC championship… They won 38-5, at West
-2005… East needed win to get into playoffs… They lost in ot 30-27, at East
-2006… West needed win to get into playoffs… They won 12-0 (least combined points scored in any series game) at West
-2009… West needed win to get a share of GMC championship and to get into playoffs… They won 17-5 at East
2012 Season, Margin of Win or Loss vs. Common Opponents Info–
Oak Hills +20 (E) +27 (W)
Middletown +14 (E) +13 (W)
Mason -15 (E) +17 (W)
Fairfield +13 (E) +24 (W)
Total Pt. Diff. +32 (E) +81 (W)
West 8-1 (5-1 GMC)
East 6-3 (4-2 GMC)
Season Cumulative Offensive and Defensive Yardage Comparison–
East Offense 2986 yards gained… 88% rush… 12% pass
West Offense 2953 yards gained… 68% rush… 32% pass
East Defense 2544 yards allowed… 58% rush… 42% pass
West Defense 2609 yards allowed… 64% rush… 36% pass